Open Access Happy Hour: Your Rights as an Author

You know what you write, but do you know your rights? Copyright is a bundle of rights that apply to work you produce in any medium. How can you choose a publisher and negotiate your contracts to make the most of your rights as a scholar, researcher, author, and creator? Come enjoy wine & cheese with your colleagues and learn how to preserve your rights to reproduce, distribute, and display the work you create.
Wednesday, October 26, 5:30-7pm
LOCATION: Rm A632, Faculty Lounge (Atrium Building)
RSVP to Prof. Maura Smale at or 260-5748.
Open Access Week is October 24-30 – learn more at

Faculty Survey

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Attention City Tech Faculty Members!
You will have received an email with a link to a survey from the library asking you to provide us with some information about your use of library resources and services in your research and in student learning. Please take a few minutes to fill it out, offer feedback and make yourself eligible for a $100 gift certificate to Book Court!

Faculty Workshop: Using Open Educational Materials in Your Courses

High-quality open access curricular materials are increasingly available online, and can provide an alternative to traditionally-published, high-priced textbooks. In this workshop we’ll discuss strategies for incorporating freely-available open access and public domain resources into your courses. Bring your syllabus or assignment and we will work together to add resources to your course website on Blackboard, the City Tech OpenLab, or other online platforms.
Coffee & cookies will be served.
Tuesday, October 25, 3:30-5pm
LOCATION: Rm A543, City Tech Library
RSVP to Prof. Maura Smale at or 260-5748.
Open Access Week is October 24-30 – learn more at

Are Scholarly Journal Prices Too Scary?

What’s so spooky about today’s scholarly journal prices?
Take our open access quiz to find out what is scaring librarians and might scare you too!
In support of Open Access Week (October 24-30), our colleagues at the Brooklyn College Library created a Halloween-themed quiz about journal pricing.
The Open Access “Pretty Scary” Quiz is ready, don’t be scared to take it, or share it!

Faculty Workshop: Copyright and Fair Use in the Digital Teaching Environment

The City Tech Library, in partnership with the Faculty Commons, is pleased to invite all faculty to a library workshop. Do you know how copyright and fair use applies to online courses, class blogs and other web-based teaching tools? Are you interested in making material available to students online, but aren’t sure how to do so legally? Do you have questions about intellectual property and the responsibilities and rights that you and your students have when posting class work online? In this workshop we’ll discuss these issues and look at some of the tools and guidelines available for your use.
This workshop will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 1-2pm in Rm. A540 (library classroom). RSVP to Prof. Maura Smale at or 260-5748.